Rescue personnel survey the wreckage after an explosion in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, on Friday. The explosion, caused by a gas leak, killed 22 people, injured 270 and sent flames shooting 15 storeys into the air
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Heavy smoke pours from the debris as the New York fire department responds to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Avenue in the Harlem area of Manhattan in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 11 injured
Riot police assist a colleague after an explosion during clashes with anti-government protesters near Government House in Bangkok. A police officer was killed and dozens of police and anti-government protesters were wounded in gun battles and clashes in Bangkok, officials and witnesses said. Read more
A woman covers her mouth against the smoke in a street damaged by an explosion at a Sinopec oil pipeline in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. The explosion killed 35 people and caused a blaze that took several hours to bring under control, halting operations at a major oil port.
Soldiers, policemen and medical personnel gather at the site of explosions near the Iranian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, which killed at least 20 people and injured more than 95 on Tuesday. Read more
People escape from a huge fireball after an accidental explosion at a petrol storage facility at former US residential housing in Mogadishu, the Somalia capital Read more
People run to help outside one of two mosques hit by explosions in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli. At least 13 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in two explosions outside mosques in Lebanon‘s northern city of Tripoli on Friday, security sources and witnesses said
People shout for help at the site of an explosion in Beirut’s southern suburbs. Rescue workers in the southern Beirut district hit by an explosion on Thursday have found nine bodies, a witness at the scene said. The powerful blast engulfed several cars in flames and also trapped people in a nearby building Read more
Novice Buddhist monks offer prayers for peace at the Tergar Monastery, the site of an explosion, in Bodh Gaya, about 130 kilometers (80 miles) south of Patna, the capital of Bihar, in the east of India, on Tuesday. One man has been detained and sketches of two others have been prepared as investigators searched for clues into a series of blasts at some of Buddhism’s holiest sites in Bodh Gaya.
A firefighter is helped as he extinguishes a fire at the site of an explosion in Beirut’s southern suburb of Bir al-Abed on Tuesday. A car bomb rocked the suburbs, a stronghold of Lebanon’s Shia Hizbollah movement, wounding 15 people, television reports and a military source said.